Friday, December 29, 2017

Your 12 Favorite Posts of 2017

I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year.
~ Charles Dickens ~ 

I'm not big into making New Year's Resolutions however
I do like to think of how I'd like to be in the coming year.
What type of person I'd like to be.
What I'd like to accomplish over the next year.
Today I'm sharing 12 of your favorite posts from 2017.
A little recap, if you will, as we move into 2018 and
think upon those things we'd like
to do better!

Jumping right into your favorite posts

from 2017

let's begin with:

1. The Texas Pie Company

A great little place to go have a piece of your favorite
pie and a warm mug of tea or coffee
down in Kyle, Texas.
{a great way to begin this year's recap!}

2. $10 Thriftshop Challenge ~ Chalkware and Silver

I love heading out to browse local thriftstores wherever
we live or if I'm visiting somewhere.
This trip was a fun outing checking out the thrifts
right here in my own backyard!
How about you?
Is touring around and wandering thriftshops one of
your favorite things to do?

3. Inspirational Designers ~ Earl Spencer

On my trip to the Design Bloggers Conference this year
everyday shared a keynote speaker and listening to
Earl Charles Spencer was one of the highlights
of this year's trip for me.
Do check out this post as I shared a lot about his talk
on his family's ancestral home, Althorp.

4. Spring Gardens and Happy Memories

A little ditty sharing how I began gardening
what flowers I've planted in my gardens
over the years and especially
my love for all things roses...

5. The Beast{s} of WM Farm

Was the second of my series of fairy tale stories
sharing the beautiful and soft alpacas here at
Wagon Master RV Park and Alpaca Farm
at shearing time.
This is yearling baby girl Skidboot ~ such a cutie!

6. Crafts to Make ~ A Shabby Chic Glamper

One of your favorite craft projects that I worked on
in 2017 was this little camper glamper!
This was a really fun project and after finding that little
cutie at one of the craft stores I just knew it had to
come home with me.

7. Summer Outdoor Blog Hop Party

This was a fun blog hop with friends sharing their gardens
their tablestylings and all things summer.
I shared our gardens here in Texas.
Loving how green it is here in summer!

8. Sweet Inspiring Gardens Nearby

I'm known for my decorating, tea parties and gardens
mostly and this post is no exception.
In most every season I am outside shooting photographs
of gardens and beautiful blooms wherever I go.
This post shares my neighbors' gardens and the
richness there is wherever one lives
is often found...
in the garden.

featured at
Thursday Favorite Things ~ Follow the Yellow Brick Home

9. Vintage English Candy Boxes

This beautiful candy box with Queen Elizabeth's
portrait on it just had to come home with me
this summer to pair up with my other.
This post shares finding it.

featured at
Thursday Favorite Things ~ Follow the Yellow Brick Home

10. Drop-Cloth Slipcover Reveal

More sewing instructions and sharing the last part of
this series on sewing chair slipcovers and how I solved
a slight problem.
Plus a little tea party!

This is a good instructional series if you are looking
to make some of your own and never have sewn
covers for furniture before.
Oh, and toss out your regular sewing pins!
Quilter's pins are the only ones I use for
sewing nowadays.
All three posts are linked within for you.

11. Favorite Showrooms at High Point Market

Oh, my!  What a trip of a lifetime to be able to see
sooo many gorgeous showrooms of fabulous furnishings
for one's home!
I went gaga for the incredible French furniture and lighting
at Eloquence, Ave Home and French Heritage.
I will be sharing more about these wonderful
stores in future posts.
Look for those this winter.

12. Setting an Elegant Thanksgiving Table

It was a hard decision between this post and the
post I wrote sharing a Nordic Christmas Tablesetting
and home tour as both were really well liked
so I've included both here for you.

Setting an elegant table is certainly one of my
absolute favorite things to do.
I love having company come over and sharing
a beautifully set table display with my best crystal wine glasses
a set or two of rosy china and my best silver tableware
is a way of sharing my heart with them...
and with you.

Sharing today with
Share Your Style ~ The Red Painted Cottage
Thursday Favorite Things ~ Katherine's Corner
Tablescape Thursday ~ Between Naps on the Porch
Merry Christmas and What to Do Weekends ~ Shoestring Elegance
Friday at the Fire Station ~ A Fireman's Wife
Friday Features ~ Oh, My Heartsie Girl
Friendship Friday ~ Create with Joy
Top Projects of 2017 ~ Southern Hospitality

All link parties are linked above for your enjoyment!

Two posts were featured!

Thank you for being a big part of French Ethereal.
I truly appreciate your taking time to stop by
each and every time.
Your visits, comments, and what you share
are a huge blessing to me.

Thank you!

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